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Scottish Parliament debate second independence referendum (DAY 2), before voting later today

Scottish Parliament debate second independence referendum (DAY 2), before voting later today Scottish parliament expected to back 2nd independence referendum (rt) — Scottish MPs are expected to back First Minister Nicola Sturgeon’s bid for a second independence referendum when they vote later on Wednesday. The ballot for a section 30 order, the mechanism authorizing a […]

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 The report pointed to a 57% rise in reported hate crimes in the UK in the week after the Brexit vote. Photograph: Tom Nicholson/Rex/Shutterstock

Toxic political agenda is dehumanising entire groups, Amnesty warns

Toxic political agenda is dehumanising entire groups, Amnesty warns NGO’s annual report warns that aggressive political rhetoric is creating a ‘hostile climate for refugees and migrants’ (The Guardian) — Toxic political rhetoric with echoes of 1930s hate speech is stirring up violence worldwide – including in the UK and US, Amnesty International has warned. Kerry […]

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Zurich Shooting Suspect Is Dead – Police confirm

Zurich Shooting Suspect Is Dead Police confirm the suspect in Monday’s shooting killed himself, motives unclear ZURICH (WSJ)—Police said on Tuesday that the suspect in a shooting that occurred one day earlier at an Islamic center in Zurich has killed himself, and his motives for the attack aren’t clear. Zurich police said that on Monday […]

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Eastern Europe’s New Geopolitical Fault Lines

By Scott B. MacDonald Three blocs are emerging (The National Interest) — Although there is some validity to the commentary that the region extending from the Baltics to the Black Sea is dominated by a new Cold War framework, there are other significant factors at work, including the rebirth of a defensive right-wing populism, related […]

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The success of Brexit (British exit) campaign has made the dream of Oromia exit (Orexit) from Ethiopian Empire more valid and justified: Objective championed by the OLF

By Leelloo Sabaa Because of life time decision that the British people had to make and the fall out of that decision around Europe, for Europeans in general and British people in particular, the last several months were rather very difficult. The campaign temperature for “leave” European Union (Brexit) led by personalities like the leader […]

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Brexit: the world’s most complex divorce begins

BRUSSELS (FT) — BRITAIN’S vote to leave the EU sets in train the world’s most complex divorce. There are rough guidelines on how to proceed, but the negotiation will be largely improvised. Estimates of how long it will take range from two years to a decade or more. For officials involved, it is a legal […]

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Turkish parliament debate ends in brawl

Turkish parliament debate ends in brawl

(The Australian) — Members of Turkey’s ruling AK Party and the pro-Kurdish opposition have traded kicks and punches, and thrown water at each other in parliament, halting talks about lifting parliamentarians’ immunity from prosecution. The law, championed by the ruling AKP, would strip members of parliament of their legal immunity. The Kurdish-rooted Peoples’ Democratic Party […]

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‪#‎Oromo‬ Wayyaaneen ministerashe Tedros Council of the European Union ti erguuf jirti. Gaafa wixata Brussels dhufa. Saganta jaratti kana ilaalatti wanta ta'u qabu saffisan mariyanne haagoonume yaafiraa!
Saaxilamu qabdi!

EU called emergency meeting for Monday to discuss the unrest in Ethiopia & the dire case of the Oromo people

Breaking‬ news! ‪Sources from European External Action Service (EU Foreign and Security Policy Branch) has indicate that European Union will convene a meeting to discuss Ethiopia with regard to ongoing ‪#‎OromoProtests‬ on January 11 (Monday) 2016. Representatives from all 28 EU member countries will attend the meeting. Fascist TPLF juntas representatives have not been invited […]

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Front Line Defenders executive director, Mary Lawlor at the launch of ‘Stop the Killings - Front Line Defenders Annual Report 2016’. Photograph: Conor McCabe Photography.

Government urged to raise abuses despite risk of damaging ties

Front Line Defenders says Ireland slow to raise concerns with countries such as China and Ethiopia (The Irish Times) — Ireland should speak up more strongly against human rights abuses in countries where it has political or strategic interests, an advocacy group has said. Front Line Defenders said the Government was slow to raise the repression […]

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Oromo Community in MUNICH and VICINITY calls for Demonstration against the brutal act of Ethiopian regime on peaceful Oromo protestors

On 8th of January 2016 Oromo community in Munich call all peace loving peoples to join the rally against the atrocities committed by the Ethiopian government indiscriminately on Oromo people. Since end of November 2015 as protest began against the implementation of Addis Ababa” Master Plan”, the Ethiopian government used excessive force to crack down […]

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Catalonia’s push for independence from Spain

(BBC News) –Pro-independence parties in Spain’s richest region, Catalonia, are pushing ahead with a historic plan for an independent state within 18 months, after winning a majority of seats in the regional parliament. But their campaign has found little sympathy in Madrid. Secession is banned under Spain’s constitution and the national government has refused to […]

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The new game: American dominance is being challenged

(The Economist) — A CONTINENT separates the blood-soaked battlefields of Syria from the reefs and shoals that litter the South China Sea. In their different ways, however, both places are witnessing the most significant shift in great-power relations since the collapse of the Soviet Union. In Syria, for the first time since the cold war, […]

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Sweden Prime Minister Stefan Löfven returning home after his short spell in hospital. Photo: Christine Olsson/TT

Swedish PM back home after hospital rush following a visit to Ethiopia

(The Local) — UPDATED: Sweden’s Prime Minister Stefan Löfven was rushed to hospital in Stockholm on Thursday immediately after landing in Sweden following a visit to Ethiopia, but returned home a few hours later. Stefan Löfven’s press spokesperson confirmed the news that he had been hospitalised to Swedish tabloid Aftonbladet shortly after 10am. Anne Ekberg […]

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Migrant boat sinks in latest Mediterranean tragedy

Dozens of migrants travelling from Libya to Europe feared dead in latest Mediterranean disaster (telegraph.co.uk) — Dozens of migrants trying to reach Europe from Libya were feared to have drowned after the large rubber dinghy they were travelling in deflated and sank at sea, in the latest tragedy to hit the Mediterranean. Accounts of the […]

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